Movie Review: ‘THELMA’ is an extremely slow burning, low-key superhero movie

November 16th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THELMA Not Rated, 116 minutes Directed by: Joachim Trier Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen Ingenuity is crucial when it comes to either deconstructing or reinventing a well-known, much loved genre. It takes more than just adding in atmospheric tension. An electric current needs to be generated. Director Joachim Trier’s THELMA attempts this and finds a modicum of success, crafting ...

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Movie Review: ‘PORTO’ – beauty without meaning

November 16th, 2017 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Cole Clay // Film Critic PORTO Not rated, 76 minutes. Director: Gabe Klinger Cast: Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas PORTO is a film you probably have yet to hear about from Gabe Klinger. He's a director who has a clear love and knowledge of films that transcend serving fanboy culture. Klinger’s film is a slight two-hander that stars the gone-too-soon Anton Yelchin (GREEN ROOM) and Lucie Lucas, who is making her English language debut. PORTO is more of a ...

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AFI Fest Review: ‘HAPPY END’ – Unfunny Games

November 15th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic HAPPY END Rated R, 107 minutes Director: Michael Haneke Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Laura Verlinden and Franz Rogowski Filmmaker Michael Haneke is a provocateur. He gets off on toying with audience emotions. And he doesn’t seem the least bit invested in the concept of “likability.” Never is this more abundantly clear than in HAPPY END. Wildly inaccessible from ...

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